dougscripts.com

Music app

December 23 2021 - 2:05 pm

UPDATED: De-Genre v5.0

This script re-assigns the tracks of selected Genres to another Genre, ostensibly so that the original--and consequently any un-assigned-Genres--disappear from the Music app's Genre pop-up list. Of course, it can also be used simply to batch-edit Genres without having to assemble the tracks first.

As you may know, you can make superfluous Genres vanish from the Genre pop-up list simply by eliminating a reference to them in your tracks; when no tracks are assigned to a particular Genre, that Genre will be dropped. (Note however that Music's original Genre names cannot be removed this way; only those accumulated from other sources or created by you.)

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for De-Genre v5.0 and download link is here.

December 22 2021 - 9:24 am

UPDATED: Media Folder Files Not Added v2.2

This application will list the file paths of the media files in your designated "Media" folder which are not associated with any tracks in the Music or TV app's track library. Additionally, a different parent folder can be user-selected and its contents will be compared to the current library. Includes options to Filter within results, Move a selection of found files to a user-chosen folder, Add (or drag-and-drop) a selection of found files to Music or TV, move them to the Trash and Export a text file listing the file paths.

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Media Folder Files Not Added v2.2 and download link is here.

December 21 2021 - 10:26 pm

UPDATED: Search-Replace Tag Text v7.1

Performs a search-and-replace on the text in your choice of track tags in the Music or TV app (Title, Artist/Director, Album Artist, Album, Composer, Comments, Genre, Grouping, Show, Movement or Work) in the selected tracks or all the tracks in the selected Playlist. Features case sensitivity and whole word match options and "Test run" preview.

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Search-Replace Tag Text v7.1 and download link is here.

December 21 2021 - 9:30 pm

UPDATED: Delete Empty Playlists v5.2

This script will list the empty user-created playlists in the Music app and can delete all or just a selection of them.

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Delete Empty Playlists v5.2 and download link is here.

December 19 2021 - 7:36 pm

UPDATED: Refresh Smart Playlists v4.1

This script will "batch-refresh" the selected user-created Smart Playlists by removing the tracks they contain which obliges them to dynamically re-populate, ostensibly with different tracks.

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Refresh Smart Playlists v4.1 and download link is here.

December 19 2021 - 3:38 pm

UPDATED: New Last Played Date v6.1

Set Last Played/Last Skipped date of selected tracks to a new date, with option to increase or decrease Plays/Skips, or set to no date and no Plays/Skips.

Also see Add or Subtract Play Count.

Works best when Sync/Cloud Library is disengaged due to a bug.

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for New Last Played Date v6.1 and download link is here.

December 19 2021 - 12:17 pm

UPDATED: Album Rating Reset v5.1

This script will allow you to batch set or clear the Album Rating and/or Album Love/Dislike for the albums of the selected tracks or the albums associated with the tracks in a selected playlist (note that only a single track from any album need be selected in order to change the album rating or loved of the entire album). Handy for clearing batches of albums of their user-set album ratings, or re-rating batches of albums.

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Album Rating Reset v5.1 and download link is here.

December 18 2021 - 4:42 pm

UPDATED: Sort on First Article v1.1

This script will scan the selected tracks for the Title, Artist, Album Artist, or Album tag. If the tag starts with the specified text ("The", by default, but changeable to "A", "An" or what-have-you) then the full text of that tag will be applied to the track's corresponding Sorting tag.
For example, you may not want a track named "The Look of Love" sorted as "Look of Love" or an artist named "The Three O'Clock" sorted as "Three O'Clock", and so on. By replacing the Sorting tag's abbreviated text with the full text, the item will sort on the initial article.

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Sort on First Article v1.1 and download link is here.

December 18 2021 - 2:12 pm

UPDATED: Tracks Without Embedded Artwork v3.1

MP3, AAC and ALAC audio files have the capability to store artwork image data internally as metadata, thus allowing artwork to "travel" with a file. This applet will examine the files of the selected tracks (or tracks in the selected playlist) for artwork metadata. Eligible audio tracks whose files are capable of embedding image data but do not contain artwork metadata will be copied to a new discrete playlist.

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Tracks Without Embedded Artwork v3.1 and download link is here.

December 17 2021 - 4:32 pm

UPDATED: Super Remove Dead Tracks v6.1

Scans the Music or TV app for tracks whose files are inaccessible or no longer available (so-called "dead" tracks). Outputs a tab-delimited text log listing the tracks by Artist, Name, Album and last known file location. The registered version will delete the tracks.

Latest version:

  • Officially compiled as Universal
  • Commensurate improvements for M1 Macs

More information for Super Remove Dead Tracks v6.1 and download link is here.

Site contents © 2001 - 2022 (that's right: 2001) Doug Adams and weblished by Doug Adams. Contact support AT dougscripts DOT com. About.
All rights reserved. Privacy.
AppleScript, iTunes, iPod, iPad, and iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. This site has no direct affiliation with Apple, Inc.
The one who says "it cannot be done" should not be interrupting the one who is doing it.